India vs Zimbabwe T20 World Cup: Melbourne Weather Update, Chance of Rain in IND vs ZIM Match

Updated on: Nov 6, 2022 8:24 am IST

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    India vs Zimbabwe, T20 World Cup: The Rohit Sharma-led Indian men’s cricket team is set to face Zimbabwe as their next and ultimate league-stage assignment in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia. The game will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday (November 6), at 1:30 PM (IST).

    The Indian side is placed at the top of the points table, with three victories in the last four games. They won against Pakistan (October 23) and Netherlands (October 27). However, they lost against South Africa in Perth (October 30). Further, they beat Bangladesh in Adelaide on November 2.

    As the ‘Men in Blue’ march towards a semi-final spot, here’s the weather update from Melbourne, where the India vs Zimbabwe game will be played.

    India vs Zimbabwe T20 World Cup: Melbourne Weather Update, Chance of Rain in IND vs ZIM Match

    Considering the ongoing tournament, the rain in Australia has played a huge role. As of now, four matches have been abandoned, without a ball being bowled, due to rain. While, the England versus Ireland game was affected by the rain, and as a result, England endured a stunning defeat, by five runs.

    Moreover, India-Bangladesh and Pakistan-South Africa games too, were influenced by the rain.
    However, the Melbourne weather, on Sunday, is predicted to hover around 14° celcius. There is only 6% chance of rain, according to the AccuWeather. The winds will flow at a speed of around 20 km/h. And 29% of cloud cover is forecasted around the venue. There will be 72% humidity in the air, during the local match time in Melbourne (06:30 PM ACDT).

    Overall, there are no chances of rain, interrupting the India vs Zimbabwe game.

    T20 World Cup 2022: India get over Bangladesh in rain-affected derby in Adelaide

    Talking about their last encounter against Bangladesh, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field first. India’s KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, once again, scored fifties. India put on a huge total of 186 for six.

    In reply, Bangaldesh were 60 for no loss, after the powerplay. However, the rain interrupted game, forcing to reduce it to 16 overs. Bangladesh then, were given the target of 151 runs then. Indian pacers in the end, restricted the neighbors at a score of 145 for six and India won the game by five runs (D/L method).

    India aim to seal a semi-final spot

    Besides, after the Zimbabwe game, it will be the end of India’s league-stage schedule. The Sunday fixtures, Netherlands-South Africa, Bangladesh-Pakistan and India-Zimbabwe, will decide the future of participants in Group 2; particularly India and South Africa.

    India are at the top spot for now, with positive run-rate, followed by South Africa in second position, in the points table. The top two teams will play New Zealand and England, on November 9 and November 10, in Sydney and Adelaide, respectively. The final, in the end, will be played on November 13 at the MCG, with reserved days scheduled for all knockout games.

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